The Crown’s so-called star witness at the Tim Bosma murder trial returns to the witness stand Thursday.
Christina Noudga, a tall and striking woman with long dark hair, is also facing charges in connection to the death of the Ancaster father.
Her trial doesn’t start until November and she has requested that her evidence be protected under the Canada Evidence Act.
It will prevent lawyers from using evidence at this trial against Noudga when she answers to charges of accessory after the fact to murder.
She’s accused of hiding evidence, including a DVR with images of co-accused Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, at the Millardair hangar on May 7, 2013 when the Crown alleges Bosma’s body was being burned.
Did she know what “the mission” was? Did she know a truck had been stolen? Did she know a man was killed?
Noudga didn’t know the answers to many of the questions presented by the Crown at the Tim Bosma murder trial on Wednesday.
She told the jury that between May 6 to 9, 2013, she hadn’t seen from her boyfriend, Dellen Millard, and hardly heard from him.
When shown text conversations between the two in court, Noudga says she didn’t know what it meant when Millard said he was going on a “mission”.
“Missions could be all-sorts of things,” she said.
Noudga says her and Millard spent everyday together, so it was “unusual” that he blew her off for nearly three days.
The next time Noudga would see Millard was May 9, 2013 when he pulled up to her house hauling a trailer carrying Bosma’s truck.
“He was lethargic,” she says. “Weary. His eyes bloodshot.”
Noudga didn’t ask Millard why.
She remembers performing a sexual favour on Millard while he drove that night, and told the court the sexual favour dominated the conversation during their time in the vehicle.
Noudga didn’t ask when Millard handed her a DVR; a “stereo thingy” as she called it.
She had no curiosity when he asked her to “hold on to it”; not even when he got arrested the next day or charged with Bosma’s murder.
The DVR sat in her closet for six months.
It didn’t even spark her own curiosity until Noudga was arrested in April 2014.
Millard, 30, and Mark Smich, 28, are on trial for the first-degree murder of Tim Bosma, the Ancaster dad who disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in his pickup truck.
The Crown believes Bosma was shot point-blank in the truck and then incinerated.
At Millard’s farm, Noudga remembers putting on rubber gloves and helping Millard move the incinerator (aka The Eliminator) to a concealed location.
Police Sergeant Kerry Duenich testified that several letters were recovered from Noudga’s home 11 months after Millard’s arrest.
The letters were found in Nougda’s messy bedroom and were written to her by Millard from his jail cell.
He asked her to destroy them, but she did not.
Noudga testified she dated Millard starting in 2010, when she was 18 and he was 25.
The now 24-year-old told the court she was in love with him, although Noudga says she had her “suspicions” that Millard was cheating on her, but he always denied it.
Evidence photos of Christina Noudga’s bedroom: